23 May 2013


So I've been really bad
I've been *thinking* about excercising and then realised I almost missed a whole week without doing anything!
So over the last few weeks I've been checking out local fitness lady's blog Curious Runner Girl because I'd love to be able to just put on my sneakers and head out for a nice long run
My runs last about seven minutes
Then they turn into walks
On Runner Girls' website, she has Fit In Heels listed as one of her favourite blogs so I stared scrolling through the blog and I love it!
I decided I wan't to try one of the workouts, but the one I chose used a skipping rope - which I don't have so I put that on my birthday wishlist
Did I mention my birthday is less that a month away?? 
(Feel free to send me a yarn gift or a skipping rope!)
Well anyway, there I was after work looking out at the darkness and remembered, I have a cross-trainer! Yay!
After 20 minutes of that, then checking on dinner which had 17 minutes left, I decided to try out Katy's "Bitch Please 6 Minute Workout"
I figured had time - I only takes six minutes!
I wrote down what I thought were good instructions
(just incase my internet at home stopped working) and confused Plank Jumping Jacks with Pendulums and missed one out.
I also only managed five Wide Grip Push Ups since I lack any form of muscles on my arms
I did that in seven minutes
It almost killed me
So now you'll have to go and try it!
And if you don't - tell me what is your excuse for not having six minutes in the day to workout? 

20 May 2013


First things first
I promised you a pic of the black beanie I made for my Mum's workmate
In my opinion, it was a huge 'read a pattern' fail!
It started out as the Tamora Hat but once it was long enough and I started doing the decreases, I realised I had done the whole thing wrong
I did K2, P2 twice then switched like the hottie bottle cover pattern
So instead I kept going then tied up all the ends together and put a pom pom on top
Also as promised, here's the finished hottie bottle
I was going to buy a ribbon, but decided instead to do a crochet chain for the tie - genius idea
(thanks Lisa)
In my last post, I mentioned it was Milo May
I've managed to get two Milo's made!
Here's the first for my niece
The second one isn't blocked and ready, but I will show you once it is
Now I haven't decided what I'll make next, but I will be attempting to knit 'right-handed' as a few patterns coming up that I want to make are too confusing to switch over to lefty instructions
Wish me luck and good tension
Since my blog isn't supposed to be just about knitting (whoops) I thought I'd share about something else
Did you know I can run 1.3kms without stopping? I checked good old Google Maps and it used to be 3.5kms
I'm trying to go for a run three times a week at least
Last week I checked the record I've been keeping, and I only ran twice! Uh-Oh
So I think I'll have to start getting up early and heading out because its getting so dark at night that I have to take a torch with me on my run. I live in the country, on a metal road where there are no street lamps
It's scary
I always manage to excersie for two weeks and then give up. I'm determined this time to NOT QUIT.
At least three-four times a week, I need to do some form of excersie for about half an hour
(I say 'about' half an hour because I almost die after seven minutes)
I'll get there slowly
Remember my last attempt?
Read about that disaster here
Or the time before that?
Read about it here
I'm going to have to stay away from balls and cats. Then I should be fine
*Just so you know, the lone claw is still there, I've been watching and waiting to see what it will become
Ooh and coming up soon I will show you the Chicken Mansion that husband and I have been working on - yes I'm getting chickens!
What have you been doing?

03 May 2013

More Knitting...

I have decided that I need lots and lots of rain
So much rain that I can't go outside and do anything at all
Then I'll be able to sit inside and knit ALL DAY
For several days
So far, I've managed to get through two items on my list of six things to make
I made the wrist warmers
and thats about it
Mum's workmate asked for a beanie
Thats it. Just a beanie. A black beanie
So I made one and haven't taken a pic of it yet because its black and there isn't enough light in the day when I get home from work to get any good shots of it
Be sure to check out my Projects page in a few days to see how it turned out
I was a huge screw up so I made what looked like a small cowl and sewed all the ends up together then put a pom pom on top
Plus it threw off my queue order!!!!
Okay, so here I was working through my queue and all of a sudden, its May!
Its Milo May!
I haven't had a chance to join up before because I haven't been knitting for a year yet
I jumped this ahead in my queue and now I'm making a pink Milo vest
I'm hoping to be fast enough to make two. If I can, I'll even try squeezing in three!
You have to start and finish the vest within May and there are random prizes!!!
Fingers crossed!
Once I've done that, I'm going to make the Lizzie
Isn't it pretty?
Then I'll get started on my queue again